“During an introspective journey, Olea has a chance encounter with two residents of a quiet island – Flori, the cheerful young inn owner, and Llima, her taciturn childhood friend. Unbeknownst to them, they share a connection bound by a tragic past. Can Olea save them from their cruel yet inevitable fate? What is waiting for them in the end?”
The Divine Speaker by Two and a Half Studios is a fantasy BL visual novel with a focus on characters and storytelling. The game features NSFW scenes for players 18+ and the full version is planned for a release in Q4 2020/Q1 2021. The demo is now available and if you like it, please consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign!
“The birth of a child heralds many things – change, adaption, confusion, but most importantly… The Judgement. A newly born child’s first destination isn’t its mother’s arms, but the embrace of another. The Divine Speaker, the person tasked with determining a child’s destiny from the day they are born till the day they die. This destiny is determined by lottery. The Speaker’s hand, guided by the forces above, always chooses the correct fate for the correct child. This Judgement guides them on the path to eventually becoming the person they were always destined to be. In the Kingdom of Aurelia Cavella, your destiny is decided for you, from the day you’re born till the day you’ll die. However, this is by no means based on luck. The Beings Above that protect the land guide the Speaker into finding the correct fate for the correct child. Aurelia Cavella is the only civilization on the planet, and that is how its always been, as far as the residents are concerned. Outside, an endless forest that is both dangerous and uninhabitable. Raen grew up in an orphanage after being abandoned by his parents for his poor Judgement. However, he enjoyed his upbringing and learnt a lot of practical skills, and loves children. He finds them easier to understand than adults. He lives his life cooking, cleaning and raising the other kids. However, when Raen is expelled from his home on a death sentence, he must begin to come to terms with the fact that there might be something else out there after all, and that Aurelia Cavella isn’t all that it seems. Just like Pandora’s Box, once his eyes are opened to the truth, he can never close them again.”
My Burning Heart by Ertal Games is a Yaoi Visual Novel set in a world of 1001 nights. You take control of the slave Adnan and experience erotic adventures in the harem of the sultan. The demo is now available in German and the Kickstarter campaign is still running until March 14th!
Warning: The game (as well as the demo) contains explicit scenes, and is therefore only suitable for players above the age of 18.
“Our protagonist, Adnan, gets sold as a slave and, instead of being sent to work in the fields, as he expected, he ends up in a Sultan’s harem… Although they try to trick him with good words and promises of being well fed and no physical punishments, he decides to comply with the Sultan’s orders… but only while he plans his escape from the palace.”
“Princess Myana loves to sing, and believes she can make her people happy with her song. This time, she visits the human’s country “Eroolia” as the leader of “Laarz”, the country of cat people. Relations between humans and luccretias have never been good, and Princess Myana experiences it herself in Eroolia. Will her song be able to unite the hearts between humans and luccretias? Or as the imperial guard captain, Ludovic, argues, is it better to completely cut off ties between the two countries?”
Tales From Windy Meadow by Moral Anxiety Studio is a fantasy visual novel about life in a community. The game offers several endings and for this genre rather atypical, but beautiful pixel art.
“A small village known as Windy Meadow may not be rich or famous, yet it offers something even more valuable: harmony. Gorgeous views, serenity of the forest, gentle rivers and fertile land… Even beasts and dragons seem to usually keep their distance. Nevertheless, not everyone can find peace here. The time has come for three young people to decide what are they going to do with their future. And it’s happening much sooner than they would wish for. Will Vena, the best huntress in the village, stay with her family? Is it better to take the lucrative job offered by distant merchant guild? Fabel wants to become a famous bard, but his rough past complicates so many things. Should he follow his dream, or is it finally time to wake up? And is Iudicia, the local outsider and talented herbalist, going to marry a man she doesn’t love? Is spending her future alone and lonely the only alternative?”
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin by HomeBearStudio is a point-and-click adventure with visual novel elements. The game is available for Windows and Nintendo Switch. The German translation was done by Michael Stein and myself.
“Follow Nairi, a troubled upper class girl, and Rex, a gangster-turned-scholar, as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of Shirin! In a world brimming with with delightful, deadly, and dastardly creatures Nairi will need all her wits to outsmart bandit cats, befriend crime lord ducks, and escape a conspiracy as old as time. NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is a charming graphic adventure with adorable characters within a troubled world that is sure to delight people of all ages looking for a strong narrative and puzzle experience!”
Raven Curse is a prequel of the Raven-Saga in the form of a video game. You will read a lot of text, but there are also some simple point and click elements so that you can discover the world even better and find hidden secrets.
The game is completely free and now available in English and German via itch.io!
Tokyo Dark by Cherrymochi is a mix of point-and-click and visual novel and tells the story of Detective Ito, who makes frightening discoveries in the dark corners of Tokyo.
IMPORTANT: Due to legal reasons and in order to be able to release this translation at all, I have to label it as “fansub”. So I hereby declare that this is 100% a fansub and in no way related to Cherrymochi.
“Detective Ito’s partner is missing, but what starts as a straightforward case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that causes Ito to confront her past and question her own sanity. Tokyo Dark places the narrative in your hands. Your decisions and actions change Detective Ito’s state of mind, opening doors to different possibilities as you attempt to find your partner and understand the dark and horrifying world around you.”
1. Go to the Tokyo Dark folder on your PC.
2. Open the folder Package.nw.
3. Overwrite the file english.xml in this folder with the German patch available here.
4. If you start the game now and select “English” in the language selection, the text is in German.